Posts tagged “illness”

I’ll wear the slinky dress and give up my art if you’ll invest in migraine research

In general, online communities embrace the biomedicalization of migraine, perhaps even more than their  doctors do, in the service of legitimating migraine as a socially sanctioned disease — since they extend the  neurobiological paradigm beyond what biomedical evidence currently supports. They do so because they believe that the neurobiological model is capable of remaking public […]

Heroes aren’t malingerers

I really hate that trope where one of our heroes is super sick or injured and to show how great they are the writers have them keep trying to get out of bed, push themselves, go against doctor/healer recommendations, etc.. Like, if you don’t push until you literally collapse, until your friends are tying you […]